United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 21 records:
Call Number: RH MS P739
Overview This 110-page Civil War diary of Austin C. Chapel, 5th Sergeant of Company G in Wisconsin's 13th Infantry Regiment, chronicles his daily activities in 1863 while guarding Union supplies in Tennessee. Documents which accompany the diary include Chapel's notice of appointment as 5th Sergeant, a 4-page letter written by Chapel in 1862 while posted at Fort Scott, Kansas, and his photograph in uniform.
Dates: 1863; also documents dated 1857, 1861, 1862
Call Number: RH MS P240
Overview Austin was the youngest son of A. E. Austin of Austinburg, Ohio, and served as a Lieutenant in the 2nd Brigade 3rd Division, 9th Corps, Army of the Potomac. This collection consist of letters, photographs and a diary from 1855-1864.
Dates: 1855 - 1864
Collection — Volume 1
Call Number: RH VLT MS A3
Overview This Civil War diary of Douglas O. Lilley, a private in Company D of the Kansas 8th Regiment, contains his daily entries for the entirety of 1863, describing his military duties at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, his transfer as a prisoner to Benton Barracks in Missouri, his service in Tennessee and Georgia, and his return to Kansas and resumption of civilian life following disability discharge in December 1863. A letter enclosure is at RH MS P619.
Dates: 1863 - 1864
Civil War letters (1861-1865) of James Kerr Proudfit, together with Proudfit and Howard Family papers
Call Number: RH MS 312
Overview A collection of seventy-six bound Civil War letters written from 1861 to 1865 between James Kerr Proudfit of the Twelfth Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry Regiment and his family members, together with related papers and published documents by and about Proudfit, the Proudfit family, and the Howard family.
Dates: 1801 - 1965
Call Number: RH MS E195
Overview This memoir of Perry Oliver Cook Nixon, written in 1907, details his Civil War experiences as a Union soldier in Company C of the 10th Illinois Volunteer Infantry, including the battles of Nashville and Atlanta, as well as Sherman's March to the Sea. Nixon also documents his childhood and his post-war experiences as a Labette County, Kansas settler. Loose items associated with the memoir are located at RH MS P646.
Call Number: RH MS 1127
Overview The Franklin family collection contains family correspondence and photographs of William E. and Phoebe A. Franklin, who emigrated from Illinois to the South Haven Township of Sumner County, Kansas in 1884 and in 1902 moved to Verden, Oklahoma. The collection contains their 1902 to 1947 correspondence from Oklahoma with family members of Illinois and South Haven. Included is a Civil War letter from William Franklin describing his participation in the capture of Fort Blakely, Alabama on April 9,...
Dates: 1865 - 1947
Call Number: RH MS 965
Overview The Grant-Bradbury Family Papers are those of Mary Amelia Grant, a professor of classical languages at the University of Kansas at Lawrence from 1921 to 1960. The collection contains many of the donor's personal papers, but is largely comprised of correspondence, diaries, legal documents, and photographs which document the lives of her parents and maternal grandparents of Topeka, Kansas, her father's Grant family ancestors of Livingston County, Michigan, and her mother's Bradbury ancestors of...
Dates: 1716 - 1987
Collection — Folder 1
Call Number: RH MS P413
Overview Photocopies of handwritten letters and of typed transcriptions of correspondence between members of the Hezekiah Hall family of Illinois and Kansas. The letters discuss the Civil War (several of the brothers were Union soldiers), farming in Illinois and Kansas, homesteading in Kansas, and family members and friends. Also included is a list of the family members with a short biography of each, a note by James B. Martin, the transcriber, and a list of letters sent and received by Susan Hall in...
Dates: 1863 - 1866
Call Number: RH MS P60
Scope and Contents Contains 15 letters from Harris' son, Andrew W. Harris, and one letter from Stephen Spear, both serving in the 8th Kansas Regiment during the Civil War.
Dates: 1855 - 1865
Call Number: RH MS 34
Overview Kate (Warthen) Searcy was an early homesteader in western Kansas, in addition to being a schoolteacher, author, and newspaper editor. This collection includes her family correspondence and some records related to her career, as well as photographs and other personal materials.
Dates: 1853-1953 (bulk 1882-1926)
Call Number: RH MS 737
Overview Lewis Walter Keplinger, an Illinois native, established a law practice in Wyandotte, Kansas in 1883; he later became a State Representative and a Wyandotte County judge. The collection includes a diary kept by Keplinger while he served as a soldier during the latter part of the Civil War, as well letters he wrote to his family during Civil War and through the early part of the 20th century. The collection also includes letters by other family members and Keplinger family genealogical...
Dates: 1862 - 1975
Call Number: RH MS 531
Overview Letters to Amory K. Chambers of Glenwood, Iowa, 1863 to 1869, chiefly from his brother Milton P. Chambers, whose letters from 1863 to 1865 are from Tennessee, Texas, and Alabama while serving in Company B of Iowa's 29th Infantry Regiment, and whose letters following the war are from Cass County, Missouri.
Dates: 1863 - 1869
Letters received chiefly from Civil War soldier Randolph Sry in Company G of the 4th Iowa Infantry Regiment
Call Number: RH MS P606
Overview A collection of five letters, dated 1863 to 1865, written to Ith S. Beall of Ringgold County, Iowa. Four of the letters are from Beall's associate and fellow Ringgold County resident Randolph Sry, serving in Company G of the Civil War's 4th Iowa Infantry Regiment. Sry writes from Louisiana, Alabama, and South Carolina.
Dates: 1863 - 1865
Call Number: RH MS 515
Overview The Lewis A. Waterman Collection contains twenty-nine letters that were written by him from 1864 to 1865 while serving in the United States Signal Corps, stationed chiefly at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. The collection also includes cartes de visites of Waterman's Signal Corps comrades at Fort Leavenworth.
Dates: 1864 - 1865
Call Number: RH MS 42
Overview This collection of personal papers include materials gathered by McNary on the treatment and exchange of Union prisoners during the Civil War.
Dates: 1803 - 1955
Call Number: RH MS 802
Overview These family papers, which date chiefly from the early 1840s through the 1860s, emanated from the family line of the Reverend Stephen Pillsbury and his wife Lavinia (Hobart) Pillsbury of New Hampshire. Comprising the bulk of the collection is Lavinia Pillsbury's correspondence with her adult children and their correspondence with each other--several of whom were early Kansas settlers. Included are typed memoirs of their son Leonard Hobart Pillsbury, who fought in several major battles of the...
Dates: 1805 - 1924
Call Number: RH MS 233
Overview This collection consists of photocopied family correspondence from the 19th century, including family members who lived in New York City, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Kansas before, during, and after the United States' Civil War.
Dates: 1828 - 1896
Call Number: RH MS 190
Overview The Raymond family papers contain personal papers of Joseph Murray and Hila (Bennitt) Raymond, as well as two generations of their descendants, including six diaries kept by Jospeh Murray Raymond concerning his Civil War service and materials related to Robert Scott Raymond, Jr.'s account of his service with the Royal Air Force during World War II.
Dates: 1862 - 1977
Call Number: RH MS P119
Dates: 1865 - 1873
Collection — Volume 1
Call Number: RH MS C12
Overview The diary entries are varied and detailed. Mitchell records an eclipse of the moon, observes the course of the war and the politics involved in it. He also observes military life, the prevalence and fatal consequences of diseases such as measles and mumps, the physical and demographic features of the country through which he traveled. There are lists of all the members of his company, their nativity and home towns.
Dates: 1861 - 1864
Collection — Folder 1
Call Number: RH MS P61
Scope and Contents Five of the letters-, dated 1861-62, are from Harrison to his sisters, one of whom was Anna Louisa Harrison, later Mrs. M. M. Green. The sixth letter, dated 1890, is from Henry Bigge to Mr. and Mrs. M. M. Green, his wife's parents. Envelope addressed to Mrs. M. M. Green used as container for Harrison's letters is included.
Dates: 1861-1862, 1890